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Greenway Working with Local Artist to Promote Bluebird Habitat


The Yadkin River Greenway is partnering with Wilkes County Artist William Nichols to promote the need for Bluebird nesting boxes along the Yadkin River Greenway.  

William Nickols has produced a painting depicting the Eastern Bluebird perched atop a Bluebird box along the greenway.   This project is part of a Bluebird box habitat restoration project and  fundraising effort organized by the Yadkin River Greenway Council.   

Council Member Graham Wyche, project leader of the Bluebird Box Project set up a program where interested persons can sponsor the placement of customized and colorful Bluebird boxes along the Greenway.   “Eastern Bluebirds need the assistance of carefully designed and carefully placed bird boxes in order to increase their nesting success” says Wyche.  

The Greenway Council has been installing the bird boxes over the last 2 years along the greenway.  RG Absher, Executive Director the Greenway said that “Fans of the greenway have reported a noticeable increase in Bluebirds along the greenway and have mentioned that they like seeing the colorful customized bird boxes.”   “No two boxes are alike” say Absher.

Print copies of new artwork by local artist William Nichols are now available!  This colorful painting is a delightful scene that highlights our decorated Greenway Bluebird nest boxes.  

All prints are signed by Mr. Nichols, and numbered copies are limited to 200.  Prints are 18 x 24 and printed on archival paper with the highest quality inks.  This print is a stunning image to hang on the wall or as a gift for the holidays.  

As a designated North Carolina Birding Trail, the Greenway draws bird watchers from near and far.   If you are interested in the project and wish to purchase a print,  they can be obtained through the Yadkin River greenway office.     Prints are $100 each  and all proceeds go to the support of  the Greenway. In addition, the cost of sponsoring a Bluebird box is $100 per year.

For more information,  contact the Yadkin River Greenway office at, or call 336-651-8967.

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Greenway information and history!
Greenway information and history!

As you walk along the Greenway, you will find mileage markers and informational kiosks! Many offer interesting insights into Wilkes County's history!


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Take a stroll on the Mulberry Field Section of the Yadkin RIver Greenway.

Go-Pro Video-  Chris Scott


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Go-Pro Video-  Chris Scott


Current Projects:
Lowes Trailhead greenway extension to Cub Creek.




Moravian Creek Extension to Wilkes Coummnuity College